The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 299 233 206
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 338 392 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.82% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.89% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 231 267
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.17% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 35 27
Average hourly rate £22.00 £29.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +30.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.40 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +32.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 302 £340 +1.11% 164
London -59 153 £350 - 83
South East -27 42 £300 - 41
City of London -35 39 £343 -7.74% 22
South West -7 27 £350 +40.00% 7
East of England -51 21 £300 +14.28% 16
East Midlands +2 18 £350 +11.28% 3
North West -7 15 £425 +47.18% 5
Scotland -9 14 £359 +30.45% 3
Yorkshire -14 14 £280 +79.48% 5
Hampshire +8 13 £325 +44.44% 6
Cambridgeshire -32 13 £315 -4.54% 8
West Midlands -12 10 £316 +88.80% 3
Gloucestershire +8 8 £338 - 1
Leicestershire -7 8 £350 +9.80% 2
West Yorkshire -16 8 £225 +44.23% 2
Kent +12 7 £450 -2.70% 2
Cheshire -6 7 £500 - 3
Berkshire -19 7 £265 -31.61% 19
Edinburgh -25 7 £338 +22.72% 3
Leicester -7 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire -7 6 £325 +8.33% 5
Cambridge -18 6 £388 +17.42% 6
Wiltshire - 6 £313 -
Bristol -9 5 £388 +55.00% 3
Manchester -12 5 £123 -57.57% 1
Leeds -16 5 £225 - 1
Dorset - 5 £360 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Oxford +1 4 £325 +8.33% 3

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 340 (50.15%) Linux
2 268 (39.53%) Windows
3 216 (31.86%) UNIX
4 205 (30.24%) Red Hat
5 176 (25.96%) VMware
6 148 (21.83%) Active Directory
6 148 (21.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 132 (19.47%) DNS
8 131 (19.32%) Solaris
9 128 (18.88%) SAN
10 125 (18.44%) Apache
11 113 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 113 (16.67%) Puppet
12 110 (16.22%) Finance
13 107 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 97 (14.31%) SQL
15 96 (14.16%) Perl
16 92 (13.57%) ITIL
17 87 (12.83%) Oracle
18 84 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
19 82 (12.09%) DHCP
20 80 (11.80%) SQL Server
21 79 (11.65%) HP
22 76 (11.21%) TCP/IP
22 76 (11.21%) Tomcat
22 76 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
23 73 (10.77%) MS Exchange
24 71 (10.47%) Shell Script
25 69 (10.18%) Veritas
25 69 (10.18%) Bash Shell

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 125 (18.44%) Apache
2 76 (11.21%) Tomcat
3 73 (10.77%) MS Exchange
4 49 (7.23%) IIS
5 29 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.69%) WebLogic
7 23 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (3.39%) nginx
8 21 (3.10%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.77%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.33%) Confluence
13 8 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (1.18%) CMS
14 6 (0.88%) Node.js
14 6 (0.88%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.74%) Drupal
15 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.65%) MS Office
3 8 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) CATIA
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Agresso
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.44%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.62%) SaaS
4 10 (1.47%) Office 365
5 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.44%) Joyent
8 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Taleo
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 132 (19.47%) DNS
2 128 (18.88%) SAN
3 82 (12.09%) DHCP
4 76 (11.21%) TCP/IP
5 60 (8.85%) LDAP
6 59 (8.70%) Firewall
7 37 (5.46%) HTTP
8 32 (4.72%) SSH
9 31 (4.57%) NAS
10 26 (3.83%) LAN
11 25 (3.69%) VPN
12 24 (3.54%) WAN
13 23 (3.39%) SSL
14 19 (2.80%) FTP
14 19 (2.80%) Internet
15 16 (2.36%) Network Security
16 12 (1.77%) SMTP
17 11 (1.62%) Kerberos
18 10 (1.47%) iSCSI
19 9 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.88%) MySQL
3 24 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.74%) Redis
12 5 (0.74%) Big Data
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.44%) MS Access
15 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.39%) Subversion
3 22 (3.24%) JIRA
4 19 (2.80%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.77%) Hudson
6 5 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.59%) Apache Continuum
7 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.44%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.44%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.29%) Ant
10 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) ProC
10 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.15%) Introscope
10 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
General
1 110 (16.22%) Finance
2 53 (7.82%) Banking
3 28 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.47%) Retail
7 8 (1.18%) Games
8 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.88%) Marketing
8 6 (0.88%) Advertising
8 6 (0.88%) Publishing
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
10 3 (0.44%) International Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.13%) Web Services
2 26 (3.83%) LAMP
3 22 (3.24%) .NET
4 20 (2.95%) XML
5 16 (2.36%) HTML
6 14 (2.06%) Middleware
7 10 (1.47%) Regular Expression
8 9 (1.33%) JSON
9 8 (1.18%) J2EE
9 8 (1.18%) CSS
10 7 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.03%) Ajax
10 7 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.88%) jQuery
12 5 (0.74%) Symfony
12 5 (0.74%) CakePHP
12 5 (0.74%) Software Packaging
12 5 (0.74%) RESTful
13 4 (0.59%) SOAP
13 4 (0.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.05%) Clustering
2 30 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.92%) Replication
3 13 (1.92%) Open Source
4 12 (1.77%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.47%) AS400
5 10 (1.47%) PKI
6 9 (1.33%) CLARiiON
6 9 (1.33%) Wiki
7 8 (1.18%) NHS
7 8 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.74%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.74%) Celerra
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Exalogic
10 5 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.59%) HACMP
11 4 (0.59%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 340 (50.15%) Linux
2 268 (39.53%) Windows
3 216 (31.86%) UNIX
4 148 (21.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (19.32%) Solaris
6 107 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (9.44%) Ubuntu
9 41 (6.05%) Debian
10 37 (5.46%) CentOS
11 35 (5.16%) Windows 7
12 32 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (4.57%) AIX
14 20 (2.95%) SUSE
15 16 (2.36%) HPUX
16 15 (2.21%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.33%) Apple iOS
18 8 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (1.03%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (13.57%) ITIL
2 52 (7.67%) Migration
3 38 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (4.28%) Configuration Management
5 25 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (3.54%) Change Management
6 24 (3.54%) Load Balancing
7 22 (3.24%) E-Commerce
8 21 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (2.95%) Performance Management
10 19 (2.80%) ERP
11 17 (2.51%) Service Management
11 17 (2.51%) Service Delivery
12 14 (2.06%) CRM
12 14 (2.06%) Project Management
12 14 (2.06%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (1.62%) Asset Management
13 11 (1.62%) Data Migration
14 10 (1.47%) SIEM
14 10 (1.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 97 (14.31%) SQL
2 96 (14.16%) Perl
3 71 (10.47%) Shell Script
4 69 (10.18%) Bash Shell
5 67 (9.88%) Java
6 39 (5.75%) Python
7 31 (4.57%) PowerShell
7 31 (4.57%) PHP
8 29 (4.28%) Ruby
9 24 (3.54%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.39%) Korn
11 12 (1.77%) C
12 9 (1.33%) VBScript
13 7 (1.03%) VB
14 6 (0.88%) Bourne shell
14 6 (0.88%) VBA
15 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.74%) C++
15 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.59%) REXX
Qualifications
1 37 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.80%) Degree
4 19 (2.80%) MCSE
5 13 (1.92%) RHCE
6 12 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.62%) CCNA
8 10 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (1.47%) MCP
9 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.74%) MCITP
10 5 (0.74%) MCSA
11 3 (0.44%) OCP
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.44%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.44%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.31%) SLA
2 5 (0.74%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 148 (21.83%) Active Directory
2 84 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.19%) NFS
4 32 (4.72%) VMware ESX
5 28 (4.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 25 (3.69%) vSphere
7 23 (3.39%) XenApp
8 22 (3.24%) Hyper-V
9 21 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (1.92%) XenServer
12 12 (1.77%) Squid
13 11 (1.62%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.62%) Veritas File System
14 10 (1.47%) KVM
14 10 (1.47%) Cronacle
15 9 (1.33%) Samba
15 9 (1.33%) vCloud
16 7 (1.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 113 (16.67%) Puppet
2 52 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (5.46%) Nagios
4 35 (5.16%) SCCM
5 28 (4.13%) SCOM
6 22 (3.24%) NetBackup
7 14 (2.06%) HP SIM
8 13 (1.92%) WSUS
8 13 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.92%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.92%) Cobbler
9 11 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (1.62%) Data Guard
10 10 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (1.33%) HAProxy
12 8 (1.18%) Cacti
13 7 (1.03%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 5 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 205 (30.24%) Red Hat
2 176 (25.96%) VMware
3 113 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 87 (12.83%) Oracle
5 79 (11.65%) HP
6 69 (10.18%) Veritas
7 52 (7.67%) Citrix
8 44 (6.49%) IBM
9 42 (6.19%) Sun
10 41 (6.05%) EMC
11 32 (4.72%) Cisco
12 23 (3.39%) NetApp
13 21 (3.10%) Dell
14 16 (2.36%) Rackspace
15 15 (2.21%) Northgate
15 15 (2.21%) JBoss
15 15 (2.21%) Cyber-Ark
16 13 (1.92%) Symantec
17 12 (1.77%) Business Objects
18 11 (1.62%) Sybase
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Rotherham
Modis International - London
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £270 - £290 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
W G Foyle Ltd
Rate: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago